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Aug 29, 2009 6:30pm EDT
zplnchts for purple mountains majesty above the fruited plains america america god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ and crown thy good with brotherhood ♪ ♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ >> so appropriate to have the prayer from father coughlan, roman catholic faith was central to the life of senator kennedy, even when he strayed or sometimes crashed off the straight and narrow life, he always came back to the church. that's his son, patrick, you see in the foreground, standing at the hearse, the body of his father. >> thank you very much for attending. eternal rest granted unto him, oh, lord, and let perpetual life shine upon him. may he rest in peace. may his soul and outlet souls of the faithfully departed to the mercy of god rest in peace. ame amen. >> senator bobby byrd talking with lawrence schribe in the background. there was no detailed program for this part of the motorcade. so, we'll ask you to bear with us. we don't know quite what to expect next. i think that might have been the conclusion of what they wanted to do here, give an opportunity to the senate staffers
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Aug 15, 2009 6:00pm EDT
in a dryer and america wife. then he put the cat in a bag filled with rocks and threw it in lynch point. some say the punishment just isn't enough. >> i think there needs to be a bigger lesson here. there definitely needs to be counselling on top of more jail time. people need to know this is unacceptable. a lot of people say it is just a cat or an animal, but it is a living being. >> abel and mcdowell were released on their own recoming distance. >> and a cat cruelty case in howard county has ended with a 74-day jail sentence. that is how long he will spend behind bars after police found 74 dead cats in her columbia home in 2006. official responded to the home after neighbors complained about an odd other. four people are covering after an accident involving an ambulance in southwest baltimore. city medical number 12 collided with a small s.u.v. at the intersection of edmonton avenue and dennniso street. the two people in the s.u.v. were treated at the university of maryland medical center. >> exactly how this descend occurred has not yet been determined. we have our investigator
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Aug 3, 2009 3:30am EDT
. published book "the battle for america 2008," dan balz and haynes johnson. and to twormer congressmen, democrat harold ford jr. of tennessee and republican j.c. watts of oklahoma. but first the president's chief economic adviser, the director of the national economic council, dr. larry summers. welcome back to "meet the press." >> good to be with you, david. >> the good news this week is that the economy shrank in the second quarter of the year but hess than expected and as so many americans know unemployment is still a big problem. is the recession over? >> we're certainly in a very different place than we were. six months ago, the economy was in a nosedive, people were talking about the possibility of another depression, the statistics all suggested a vertical decline. none of that is the situation right now. we're certainly starting to see a turnaround, a turnaround in production that leaves most professional forecasters to expect that if you look at economic output over the next six months it's actually likely to start to increase. now, the jobs picture's going to be s
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Aug 10, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: and obama's campaign arm organizing for america has mobilized, tapping an e-mail list in the millions to encourage supporters to drop by local congressional offices. >> hi. this is my first year in a doughnut hole and it's quite a frightening think to go through. >> reporter: with numerous recent support showing support for health care reform eroding and the pre's approval numbers with it, today in mexico, mr. obama dismissed admissions it is taking a political toll. >> understand, though, i'm not acting based on short-term political calculations. i'm looking at what's best for the country long term. if i had been making short-term political calculations, i wouldn't be standing here as president because nobody calculated that i could win the presidency. >> reporter: well, the president tomorrow could experience this new town hall dynamic firsthand. he'll travel to new hampshire to talk health care. brian? >> savannah guthrie in guadalajara, mexico, to start us off tonight. savannah, thanks. >>> this was a deadly day in iraq. the kind of day iraqis had hoped was behind
NBC
Aug 5, 2009 4:30am EDT
collapse. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> three shocks from a taser were no match for one tennessee suspect. the 300-pound man appeared unphased after an officer tasered him for resisting arrest. he got up and started walking oo away, so another cop shot a taser at him. that didn't phase him either. despite the man pulling off probes, police eventually took down the suspect and arrested him. >>> fireballs erupted for hours from a burning michigan fuel storage facility. the fire sent sploiding oil barrels high into the air, forcing firefighters to retreat the blaze and residents to evacuate for miles. officials say only an unmanned track shooting flame-retardant foam could be used. >>> torrential rains caused major flooding in kentucky and left a parking lot of churchill downs, home to the kentucky derby, looking more like a marina. the main library is under three and a half feet of standing water. some residents are stranded in their homes and thousands have lost power. >>> president obama celebrated his 48th birthday in washington
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Aug 4, 2009 4:30am EDT
through. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. >>> ohio police subdude an elderly woman threatening people with a clive. cell phone video from a bystander captured the 84-year-old woman walking around a walmart parking lot responding to reports she threatened other people and threatening to cut them. an officer pulled the woman to the ground. witnesses believe the cop used too much force against the elderly woman. she was treated for head injuries but not charged with a crime. >>> cameras captured liquor thieves in florida walking out with pricey bottles lining the legs of their pants. surveillance video shows one man distracting a clerk while another man stuffs expensive bottles of alcohol down his pants. police believe the criminal duo ridding their pants with pouches to hold the bottles. the two have stolen thousands dollars of liquor from various stores. >>> two people were rescued from a pennsylvania river after their pleasure boat tanked. the coast guard says one of those victims was pulled from the chilly waters by a good samaritan.
NBC
Aug 29, 2009 9:00am EDT
. >> they followed him. >> john fitzgerald kennedy inspired our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. our teddy, changed america. >> his personal life revolved around family. he embraced the role of patriarch. >> every single one of my brothers and sisters needed a father. we gained 130 uncle teddy. -- one through an uncle teddy. >> teddy has become a part ofwe have become the ones who have he would have done. >> larger-than-life figure in family and politics. he is inspiring the next generation to follow in his footsteps. once again live here. a lot of people are beginning to arrive. we are expecting president obama later this morning will give the eulogy after the funeral services ted kennedy's body will be taken to arlington cemetery were he will be buried near his brothers and jack and robert. in boston, now back to you. >> you can watch his funeral live right here. at 5:30 in the afternoon, we will carry is very alive. there will be a special tribute to him on meet the press. that is tomorrow. it is following 11 news at 10. >>a disturbing discovery at a home. horrible co
NBC
Aug 27, 2009 12:35am EDT
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NBC
Aug 29, 2009 5:00am EDT
america. robert kennedy challenged our america. our teddy changed america. [applause] >> kennedy crossed the aisle to work with republicans like his friend john mccain. >> we knew that a fight not joined is a fight not enjoy it. >> a video by ken burns portrayed ted kennedy as the captain of the family syllabled. >> -- family sailboat. >> teddy has become a part of history. we have become the ones who have to do all the things he would have done. for us, each other, and our country. >> tomorrow at his funeral, the senator will be eulogized by president obama, to whom kennedy said he was passing the torch. then at arlington national cemetery, said kennedy will be buried next to his brother. wbal tv 11 news. >> you can watch senator ted kennedy's funeral live right here on wbal tv 11 news tv 11 at 10:00 this morning. at 5:30 this afternoon, nbc news will show his burial live. there will be a tribute to the senator along with the family dynasty on sunday morning following 11 news. >> a disturbing discovery at a home. 21 dogs were found living in horrible conditions in orchard beach.
NBC
Aug 27, 2009 6:00am EDT
from reality. treat yourself today. america runs on dunkin'. >> good morning. 76 degrees downtown. we had a front that moved through last night. the sun will be up shortly. the temperatures are around the mid 70's. that is right now. the macy and isolated thunderstorm this afternoon. partly cloudy -- we may see an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon. partly cloudy. the winds are not going to be a factor. the surf temperature in ocean city is mild. a good chance of showers and storms as moisture continues to apple trade from the atlantic. we do have a tropical storm danny out there. we have this front. stalled out last night. did an have a source of energy to come through. right now this is unimpressive as far as tropical systems go. 50 miles per hour sustained winds. it is about 773 mouse to the east of ocean city. it is going to get the closest to us by friday night saturday morning. the northeast quadrant is the great area of greatest impact. we are in the better quadrants so we should not see much impact. we may see some rip currents around the ocean city area. it may affect n
NBC
Aug 4, 2009 6:00am EDT
good spot. you kin' do it. america runs on dunkin'. treat yourself today with an authentic caramel swirl iced latte. >> welcome back to "11 news today." some patchy fog around. be aware of that. the sun will come out and it obama's into the 91 degree range. -- warm us into the 91 degree range. a weak front is moving offshore. the heat and humidity from the mid-atlantic will be coming in. 67 degrees at the airport. the dewpoint are slowly creeping up in certain locations. some moisture in the air today. we will be 18 degrees in the western maryland mountains. but nice blue skies. we do not have the best air quality here. do not exercise outside if you are sensitive to pollutants in the environment. it will be humid and warm. as far as the bay forecast, only about 85 degrees in ocean city. we will get that late day seabreeze kicking in. is out easterly flow at 10 knots today. water temperatures 81 degrees across the board. the record high was 101 set back in 1930. and in 1966, 55 degrees was the record low. in contrast, of which should be 66 degrees 4 hour overnight lows. 71 degrees
NBC
Aug 15, 2009 12:35am EDT
family loves you. america loves you. we love tracy morgan. [ cheers and applause ] >> and i love america. >> jimmy: tracy morgan, everybody. we'll be right back with director/comedian neal brennan. come on back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ (announcer) there are engines... and then there's the twin-turbocharging, 365-horsepower-generating, ecoboost™ engine in the all-new ford taurus sho that has the thirst of a v6 with the thrust of a v8. we speak car. we speak innovation. introducing the all-new taurus sho from ford. drive one. that's a-- tiny netbook. yeah, it's-- good-looking, lightweight. generally awesome. and you could just-- go online, video-chat with my cousin. this is un-- under $200. are you some kind of-- mind reader, visionary ? no, i have them. huh. the new lightweight hp mini netbook with windows and america's largest and most-reliable 3g network built in. only 199.99 with mobile broadband plans from 39.99 i am-- speechless, envious. wanna be me right now. getting one. ♪ ♪ shine, shine, shine on [ male announcer ] your life has more than one dimension. ♪ oh, won't yo
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Aug 27, 2009 4:30am EDT
on ice. this looks like a good spot. you kin' do it. america runs on dunkin'. treat yourself today with an authentic caramel swirl iced latte. ...at the jcpenney lowest prices of the season sale. all arizona tops and bottoms are buy one, get one for 88¢ plus, save on denim at america's biggest back to school levi's sale kids' backpacks are only $11.99 athletic shoes are $38.99 all bath towels are buy one, get one for 88¢ plus, night and day doorbusters go to jcp.com and see everything on sale. style, quality and price matter. jcpenney
NBC
Aug 18, 2009 11:00pm EDT
the public option pit big issue, nbc news finds that america has changed its mind now opposing the public option 47%-43%. >> the public does not have the appetite for big government will change in health care right now. >> one republican said this. >> the bottom line is that a public option is resented by a lot of republicans and some democrats because we see it as the first step towards the government takeover of health care. >> obama says republicans like him are skimming the public by spreading falsehoods -- are scaring the public by spreading falsehoods. >> well maybe you are too old for a pacemaker and you need a painkiller. the president should not decide what kind of health care we are going to get. >> the public option is his preferred method to add choice and competition. >> many democrats say it sounds like a presidential cave in on a key part of reform. >> coming up, if you are in need of a job, baltimore may be a great place to live. the surprising job information released in a survey up ahead. and a super hacker gaining access to 130 million credit accounts. you know w
NBC
Aug 21, 2009 12:00pm EDT
when he says the phrase "nice to see you." and a look inside the latest list of america's top colleges could find out which two universities tied for the top spot. >> we have a severe thunderstorm warning for york, pennsylvania. that is in effect until 1:00 this afternoon. it is 89 right now at the airport. 91 at the inne explain. oh yea, well for 6 months, customers get all three: fios tv, internet and phone for just $79.99 a month. oh, all right, see... you're just moving your fingers, aren't you? i gotta cut my nails. (announcer) now get three amazing fios services for the price of two. tv, internet, and phone for only... it all adds up to one incredible deal from fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v now to sign up. and get fios tv - ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction by j.d. power and associates america's top rated internet-- now even faster, and crystal clear phone service. all for just... it's like getting 3 services for the price of 2. that's a 180 dollars savings over six months for the best in home entertainment. don'
NBC
Aug 1, 2009 3:05am EDT
i kept them. but every kid in america bought one. this comic book, it's worth less now than it was worth back then. i totally lost money. [ laughter ] but i'm excited to go to this place. i also used to get "gru," was a comic book. you ever heard of that. anyone? "gru." it was like a hagar, but it wasn't quite hagar. >> steve: kind of like a don martiny hagar. with the nose that came over. >> i think the guy from "mad" magazine was the guy that wrote this. >> steve: was it don martin? >> jimmy: you think it was doc martin? >> steve: was it doc martin? the guy that did the boots? >> jimmy: yeah, it was all about boots. >> steve: wow. that's a very specific comic. >> jimmy: yeah, it was a comic book about dudes moshing and stuff in the '90s. [ laughter ] >> steve: are you serious? >> jimmy: yeah, it's fantastic. >> steve: oh, my god. i should read that. >> jimmy: yeah, it's, like, a lot of plaid shirts and stuff like that. it was a phenomenal comic book. >> steve: i should read that comic. >> jimmy: yeah, by doc martin. but anyways, excited to go to comicon in san diego. i'm going th
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Aug 1, 2009 7:00am EDT
suleman reveal as look at life as a single mom of 14. >>> and coming to america. british singing sensation susan boyle reportedly plans to launch her professional career far from home, and that's got her fans here in america singing happy tunes. >>> "today saturday," august 1, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm amy robach. coming up this morning, an olympic rematch. >> yes. former michael phelps, back in the pool at the world swimming championships in rome, facing the guy who almost spoiled his olympic gold medal winning streak. you'll certainly remember this race. the closest thing in phelps amazing olympic run. took it by a fraction of a second. the guy he beat, guess what? still think hess won. >> of course he does. i didn't get to go to a lot of events but i was at that "vent, and i mean, everyone was standing waiting to see what happened. i guess everyone was doing that at home, too. even if you saw it on the television screen -- >> looked like the same time. on
NBC
Aug 31, 2009 7:00am EDT
america's favorite family. it's a time capsule of the mistakes that shouldn't happen again. >> you say just to be fair there was a lot of hard work that went into it and you want to make sure that that is noticed by people. >> very good people did very good work. the whole thing didn't turn out so good, but good people were involved. >> i know you stay close to the ka of the and we still love each other. >> we're do. >> want to call you cindy so bodily, but susan, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> love to love you, bradys. a real caffeine buzz kill. the unbelievable amount of calories in your favorite coffee drinks, but first these messages. my health is important to me. it's critical that i stick to my medication. i cannot be one of the 61 million americans who do not refill their prescriptions on time. readyfill at cvs pharmacy automatically refills my prescriptions and reminds me to pick them up. you mean, reminds me to pick them up. [ chuckles ] stop by your local cvs pharmacy to ask if readyfill is right for you, and get a $25 coupon book. readyfill, only at cvs pharmacy. where all
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Aug 19, 2009 5:00pm EDT
customer satisfaction by j.d. power and associates america's top rated internet-- now even faster, and crystal clear phone service. all for just... it's like getting 3 services for the price of 2. that's a 180 dollars savings over six months for the best in home entertainment. don't miss this unbeatable value 3 great services, for the price of 2. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v today. >> one of the baltimore's last remaining independent birth centers celebrated a milestone today, its 1,000th birth. the baby is the proof. he was born at special beginnings approximate birth center on august 6. the birth wasn't recognized until today. the center not only helps families with childbirth but with women's health and breastfeeding. the center is trying to get congress to pass legislation to allow payment of fees. >> if we can't receive reimbursement for our facility fee for medicaid, we can't care for low-income women. >> staff and local leaders presented the family with a $1,000 savings bond. >> in tonight's "medical alert," sleep apnea may increa
NBC
Aug 4, 2009 5:00pm EDT
that industry being assisted when my industry isn't? >> so far, half of the cars came from america's big three that were sold under this program. some say it will not have a lasting impact on the economy until the government can create more jobs and boost consumer confidence. >> maryland has asked for more than $8 million for the cash for clunkers program. the most sought-after cars under the program -- the ford focus, the toyota corolla, and the honda civic. >> one woman is hoping the fight to go green will get the green light. she wants to add a wind turbine to the top of her home by city law prohibits that. john sherman joins us live with that story. >> right now, a city board is considering that proposal. this wind turbine is extremely tall and also 6 feet wide, facing considerable neighborhood opposition. >> i am here to get the wind turbine approved because the laws that were written in 1971 -- no one has ever heard of this and 1971. >> this is her home near federal help. she has big plans for the roof. this is a similar turbine actually in use. >> we have got to go into renewa
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Aug 11, 2009 12:35am EDT
america's largest 3g network. and now get the new blackberry tour for only $199.99 ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. thank you for watching. thanks for watching me. that was amy miles that sings that. she wrote and sang the theme song to "seventh floor west." so, i was just gonna say thanks to amy. she was great. [ cheers and applause ] the song is addicting. my first guest is having a pretty good summer. he was a total badass in "star trek." he was hilarious in "funny people" and his new movie "the time traveler's wife" opens nationwide this friday. please welcome, eric bana, everybody. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you're a good man. >> hey. >> jimmy: happy belated birthday? >> it is a belated birthday. yeah. it was my birthday yesterday. you did your homework. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you get any good presents? any good gifts? >> well -- i'm away from home, so i'm assuming a huge booty of gifts when i get home back to australia. >> jimmy: nothing like a huge booty. [ laughter ] for your birthday present. absolutely. >> a bounty. i mean a huge
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Aug 10, 2009 5:00pm EDT
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Aug 18, 2009 5:00pm EDT
weeks of town halls, where the public of should is a big issue, nbc news finds america has changed its mind, now opposing 47%. last month it was in favor. >> the public does not have the appetite for big governmental change in health care now to reflect the republican point man said, told you so. >> the bottom line is we feel it is the first step towards government takeover of health care. >> team obama claims republicans are scaring the public for spreading falsehoods. >> this was the gop senator. >> you have heard the president say maybe you are too old. maybe you save pain killers. the president should not decide what type of health care we get. >> the public optioon,n is his first choice, but he is open to new ideas. crackdown to many like occasion on reform. some said they will not vote for any health care package without a public auction. >> coming out and about 30 minutes more on health care bartering his serve having to pay cash. that is in about 30 minutes. >> that is interesting. >> still to come, a new study looked for a five defect linked to the vaccine, -- looks at sid
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Aug 27, 2009 9:00am EDT
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Aug 18, 2009 6:00pm EDT
survey shows america's confidence in affordability dropped in july with the largest drop among seniors. the aarp claims it on what they call scare tactics. >> things that are not in the bill. they are not remotely true, but it is certainly something that gets people concern. >> critics say people are concerned because they do not want a government takeover of health care. those critics continue to speak out at town hall meetings like this one in oklahoma. >> people are trying to say you're not paying attention to us. when you feel people are not listening to you, you tend to raise your voice. the drug industry and consumer advocacy groups have launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign thanking 15 senators for trying to reach across the aisle to get something done on this. >> sandra shot is now in a york during a for her vague regis and kelly debut. >> center can only hope to get as many invitations to return as brett favre bid to return to the nfl. >> thunderstorm warnings out there. stick around. >> now baby the time to let yourself by the maryland lottery -- now maybe the ti
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Aug 4, 2009 5:30am EDT
. healthy sight in every light. transitions lenses are available at an america's best location near you. >> welcome back to 11 news today. we will be around 91 degrees at the airport before it is oliver today. it is going to be more in it up there today. the air quality is not healthy in the downtown area. to not go outside and exert yourself if you are sensitive. more in a little bit. >> in the "medical alert", the use of medical the presence has nearly doubled. experts surveyed thousands of children and adults. they found a number of people treated with anti-depressant jumped to 27 million in one year. african-americans and hispanics have the lowest treatment rate. >> some people develop one of the leading causes of blindness. giving lab mice a diet rich in a make a three and bettye assets, improves their -- omega 3 fatty acids which impels they i function better. >> a group of baltimore kids spend the day of the water learning about the environment. >> now you can help celebrate the first birthday at the aquarium of one animal. >> you are looking at a live picture of downtown baltimo
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Aug 10, 2009 10:00pm EDT
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Aug 11, 2009 5:30am EDT
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Aug 25, 2009 4:30am EDT
is a look at other stories making news early today in america. >>> a carjacker tried to outrun georgia police by jumping from a moving car. a dashboard camera shows this suspect weave around other cars. he jumps from the car while it is still moving. authorities eventually caught and arrested the man along with his female passenger. >>> a florida news crew got a hostile reception from an unwilling interviewee. a mother called police about her underage daughter working at a strip club. when reporters showed up, the girl's grandmother showed them they were not welcome. she swung a garden hoe. fortunately no one was injured. >>> elsewhere in florida, rescuers saved a girl whose arm was stuck in a pool drain. that 3-year-old was taking a swim lesson in the pool when her arm became lodged in the skimmer suction pipe. crews were able to eventually dislodge that pipe. that girl was taken to a hospital. >>> a golf course groundskeeper in michigan made one mammoth discovery there. the worker stumbled across a ten to 11,000-year-old mammoth tooth. the course is now planning an entire exc
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Aug 27, 2009 5:30am EDT
america lewis the defender of a dream. >> he will then be buried in the arlington national cemetery. he will not be far from the capital and where there is a makeshift memorial there. >> he was a great man serving in the senate during this last century. so many of his foes embrace him. >> there are many expected to speak at the memorial service tomorrow night. wbal tv 11 news. >> senator kennedy impacted politicians from all across the country including right here in maryland. local lawmakers are remembered him as a champion. his legacy will be felt for generations to come. not only was he a friend, but his work in washington saves millions of lives. >> when i worked with him, whether it was increasing opportunity for higher education or creating the office of women's help -- helped to bring down breast cancer rates by more than 15%, he always said we should work together. that is his great legacy. >> many lawmakers say that he helped spearhead major social shifts in this country. he always had his hand on legislation during his time in the senate. that brings us to our watercooler ques
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Aug 29, 2009 12:35am EDT
: one poll is whispering that america has fallen out of love. ♪ using a tool called the approval index ♪ [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: but other polls say that whispering is just fiscal noise. ♪ and rassmussen's polls are out of context ♪ >> jimmy: now, with all these different polls, the press is going crazy. ♪ applied math is just so complex ♪ ♪ but please don't be vexed the polls all suggest you're numbers are still strong among hispanics ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: numbers in a single poll, they don't mean a thing. ♪ 'cause rassmussen tends to be an outlier ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: your numbers in the gallops, ap and abc polls are much -- ♪ and your approval ratings trend much higher ♪ >> jimmy: and even if this marks the end they honeymoon, we still got to make this marriage work. ♪ statistics is my desire rassmussen has clout but i have my doubts ♪ ♪ one sampling error and then they are out ♪ >> jimmy: ma'am, i don't know if that was clear enough. could somebody help me finish this slow jam? ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, give it up for p. give it up
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Aug 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
top 5% pay 60% of the taxes. when you look out over the next 50 years and have a long view of america, we're going to have toics and the tax base. we have 40% of americans who work, who pay no federal income tax, and that's just unsustainable over time. so eventually we're going to have to expand the tax base in this country to get more people in the game in terms of paying federal income tax. the sustained programs we already have that are, quite frankly unsustainable at the current revenue. >> you're saying the president cannot hold to that campaign promise? >> i don't think anybody over time can deal with medicare and social security, which are trillions of dollars underfunded, without tremendous reform and looking at ways to generate more revenue. you've got to reform the programs, generate more revenue, but you can't tax your way into solvency when it comes to medicare, which is $36 trillion underfunded. >> one of the programs in the stimulus package is cash for clunkers, which seems to have been a success. it's bringing people into the dealerships. cars are being sold. but the a
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Aug 22, 2009 6:00am EDT
. and like no other sport, america's pass time has unified and fort identified relationships between strangers and nations. in a spirit from the caribbean and south america to asia and small american towns. this weekend that spirit is alive in aberdeen for the cal ripken world series showcasing 16 teams from seven different countries including the united states. young athletes 11 and 12 years old will put their skills and character to the test as they compete for not only the title but to share memories of a lifetime. the thrill of competition unites these players despite language and cultural barriers. for all involved, the event provides an unmatched experience. wbal-tv is proud to match with cal ripken world series. for more information about attending the cal ripken world series or how you can see the semi-finals and championship game on tv, log on to wbaltv.com. need a lift? hey buddy, i appreciate the ride, you know. no problem. ♪ mind if i take a shortcut? yeah, sure. ♪ i knew the subaru legacy was the smart choice... what i didn't expect... was the fun. the all-new subaru
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Aug 7, 2009 12:35am EDT
america's most dependable 3g network. bringing you the first and only wireless 4g network. get the palm pre. only from sprint. only on the now network. deaf, hard of hearing and people with speech disabilities access www.sprintrelay.com. would you hang out with your mother in law? what would you do now that is has... a thicker, more chocolatey shell? right there. i got it. ♪ what would you do-oo-oo for a klondike bar? ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. welcome back. and thank you for watching. well, everyone, i'm so excited. coming up is my favorite game. this game is amazing. if you like carpets, and you like samples, you are going to love this. it's a game we call "wheel of carpet samples." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: look at this beautiful wheel. so many carpet samples. my favorite game, everyone's favorite game. steve, who are tonight's lucky contestants? >> steve: well, jimmy, tonight's contestants on "wheel of carpet samples" are nicole levy, john wood and christina yen. come on down and sample some carpets. "wheel of carpet samples" is a re
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Aug 26, 2009 6:00am EDT
rousing endorsement. >> i have come here tonight to stand with you, to change america. >> he appeared on capitol hill and was a champion of health care. >> it keeps them going day after day. his determination before he goes on to the next life, this country is going to have national health care for everyone. >> his passion for politics is now silent. funeral arrangements are expected to be announced in the next day or so. nbc news, washington. >> there is much more of the life and legacy of senator ted kennedy on our website at wbaltv.com. you can hear more reaction from around the country. there is a look better at the legacy of the kennedy family. that is all on our home page. >> if your commute to downtown this morning, you may want to add some more time to your travel after an underground explosion caused some manhole covers to blast off. >> the the news is so far at this hour, it is not causing any major traffic problems yet. we do have some updated information for you. we just got off the phone from bge. this is a medium pressure malfunction in a gas line. they are trying to get
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Aug 14, 2009 5:00pm EDT
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Aug 8, 2009 3:05am EDT
beer in america award. nobody had tried an american beer that had that kind of flavor. twenty years off, jim is still obsessed with boston lager. sam adams lager continues to win medals all over the world. that's pretty cool. myth. head & shoulders is just for dandruff. myth. the fact is, it gives you... seven scalp and hair benefits including beautiful, 100% flake-free hair. respect the scalp. love the hair. could be home to thousands of bacteria. but, lysol disinfectant spray can help protect your family because it can also be used on soft surfaces. it kills 99.9% of bacteria, won't stain, and leaves your soft surfaces with a light, fresh scent. lysol. the #1 pediatrician recommended brand. disinfect to protect. look for money saving coupons for lysol products. only in this weekend's newspaper. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. welcome back. you guys look great, by the way. you know, every once in a great while, something comes along that transcends the collective conscience. challenges us to think, makes us see the world in a whole new light. [ echoin
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Aug 26, 2009 11:00pm EDT
88¢ plus, save on denim at america's biggest back to school levi's sale kids' backpacks are only $11.99 athletic shoes are $38.99 all bath towels are buy one, get one for 88¢ plus, night and day doorbusters go to jcp.com and see everything on sale. style, quality and price matter. jcpenney >> now, 11 sport . >> not clear if he will see any playing time on saturday night in carolina, but as a report on the defensive side, making the most of playtime this week could and likely will impact playtime come september. >> is preseason for the ravens. two wins and relative health for all of their key players. it is all about the position battle. there is no greater depth than a linebacker. >> you can go down the line and look at the numbers that can make our team or anybody's team. >> in the battle for a job, every mistake is magnified if you trail running back into the end zone. he took a beating in the media and the blame in himself. >> [unintelligible] >> not so fast, say his mates. they won't let mclean take the heat alone. >> i am partially to blame for that. it really wasn't his fa
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Aug 5, 2009 6:30pm EDT
return to america this morning, before being mobbed by their families. a poignant moment as euna lee's husband and 4-year-old daughter hannah held on to one another for dear life. and a big hand for the former president who secured the release of the two women after five months in captivity. >> we feared that at any moment we could be sent to a hard labor camp. when we walked through the doors we saw standing before us president bill clinton. we were shocked but we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end. >> reporter: throughout the journalists' 140-day ordeal, the families of laura ling and euna lee held vigils and tried to raise public awareness about the plight of the two women. >> we could feel your love all the way in north korea. it is what kept us going in the darkest of hours. it is what sustained our faith that we would come home. >> i can't even describe what my whole body went through when i saw her. it was just really powerful and emotional. >> reporter: the two women worked for current tv, a channel started by former vice p
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Jul 31, 2009 9:00pm EDT
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Aug 7, 2009 5:00am EDT
family and for america. >> with this historic vote, the senate has affirmed that judge sotomayor has the intellect, the temperament, the history, the integrity and the independence of mind to ably serve on our nation's highest court. >> sotomayor will be sworn in on saturday and will appear at the white house with president obama wednesday and a formal ceremony will take place at the sitting of the court. >> kids played with dolls that a, walked, and even wet their diaper but a new doll that teaches children about breast feeding is causing concern. she comes with a bra-like halter top and for the kids to wear and when the doll is pressed up against the sun flowers to simulate nipples it makes a sucking action. some parents say it's too much, too soon for kids. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day, do you think a doll that teaches kids about breast feeding is too much, too soon? go to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> you know what i think. >> ok. we'll talk about it later. time is 5:08. coming up a connecticut woman convinces thousands to convince people she's a nurse. we'
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Jul 31, 2009 11:00pm EDT
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Aug 24, 2009 5:30am EDT
. this looks like a good spot. you kin' do it. america runs on dunkin'. treat yourself today with an authentic caramel swirl iced latte. >> we begin today in the upper 60's to low 70's around the area. hope you're doing well. we're seeing an improving air mass over us, and we also have activity on h.d. doppler radar percolating this morning in the sorpe part of the state. it enters from virginia, a little disturbance rotating through. around ocean step, a strong storm cell. there's a severe warning for parts of southern maryland now. you can clearly see where it's happening. around baltimore, really nothing so far, can't rule out a passing light shower. and then later on today, we'll see dropping dew points. let's switch things over to see what the forecast high is. it looks like sun is going to prevail for the most part this monday, 886 degrees. 81 in southern pennsylvania. 76 in the mountains of western maryland. again, the best shot of showers and storms as we are seeing on h.d. doppler radar this morning in southern maryland and over on the eastern shore. mostly clear tonight, it
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Aug 16, 2009 1:30pm EDT
not america" for, you know, the album. and i didn't realize that it was going to be such a big song. and then we got a call from "idol" saying that they'd like to use it for the hollywood week episode. and i didn't even have to go and meet simon. ♪ >> what's unique or different about your music? >> what's unique or different? i think i'm really honest in the music, and i think that i come from a really real space with my songwriting. ♪ >> how did your love of music begin, and how old were you? >> i was 5. and i was rudolph in our christmas play at school. and i sang this song, and everybody started cheering and going crazy. and i knew from that point on that i totally wanted to have people cheering after i sang all the time. >> one of those cheering him on was his mother. when ferras was 17, she helped him pursue his dreams. they moved to los angeles, from their small town in illinois. he landed a recording contract and connected with a top production team called the matrix. and they went to work on "aliens and rainbows." ♪ >> it was a year and a half of me just kind of going
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Aug 31, 2009 5:00am EDT
cafeteria, classroom, and a library. this has been in the works since 2001. gov. o'malley, america, the ceo, analyst dunbar lum i will be on hand to open the east baltimore campus -- and the mayor, and alumni will be on hand. >> it was sorely lacking in a lot of the more modern amenities with respect to its mission in terms of educating kids in the sciences and in technology. >> that renovation project has been underway for some time. the ceremony is at 8:30 this morning. just outside the beltway in baltimore county, many kids going back to the classroom as well. jennifer franciotti is standing by. >> good morning. you are correct. in baltimore county, is the 26 largest school system in the nation. more than 104,000 students will go back to class in baltimore county. 172 schools expected to open on time today. hopefully, without incident. that is what school officials are hoping for. dr. joe harris and will be visiting five schools along with a messjim smith, county executi. he wants to make sure everything is running smoothly. 600 new teachers are starting their 2009 school year. this
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Aug 18, 2009 4:30am EDT
america. the fbi will investigate the videotaped beating of a minneapolis man by several police officers. one officer is seen tackling this driver he pulled over after that man stood up to take out his wallet. backup officers arrived and punched and kicked and tasered that subdued man. the police chief said the initial officer acted appropriately, but he has concerns about the way the other officers behaved. >>> california residents stumbled upon a shocking surprise in his backyard. an 11-foot python made its way on to the property and couldn't find its way home. it took four animal control officers to handle this 50-pound snake. police believe that wayward python is an escaped pet. let's hope so. >>> elsewhere in california, sticker shock for auctiongoers. a vintage ferarri hauling in more than $5 million. the winner bidder of the 1962 of course always remains anonymous. >>> in one town in nebraska, every dog had its day. a possible pool opened its gates to four-legged friends looking to cool off. it drew 70 dogs eager for a summer dog. >>> and the annual cardboard boat races w
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Aug 10, 2009 5:30am EDT
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Aug 22, 2009 7:00am EDT
said giving up on the moon would be a mistake. >> it's about what you value, and if america is going to continue to be a forward-looking, exploring, pioneers nation or not. >> we set goals and amendment to provide the funding to achieve them. this is not a case study of excellence in national leadership. >> reporter: with "discovery" sitting on the pad for tuesday's launch, nasa's future has never been less certain. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> and the white house issued this response to the report, "the committee hasn't yet finalized its work or delivered the final report. once we receive the report the administration will move swiftly to review the thoughts put forth by the committee but at the end of the day the president will make the decision, not a committee." >>> be right back. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> good morning. i'm kate amara. it is 7:25. here is a look at some of the stories we're covering this morning. baltimore city police are investigating what could become the city's 143rd homicide of the year. around 9:30 this night officers were called to
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Aug 7, 2009 7:00am EDT
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Aug 1, 2009 11:00pm EDT
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